By Adrian Rogers
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Consume and drink, saith he to Thee but his heart is not with Thee. Proverbs 23:7
A teacher asked a tiny boy to finish this proverb: “Cleanliness is subsequent to…” He answered, “Cleanliness is subsequent to not possible.” Nicely, pal, he wasn’t far incorrect, was he?
It is incredible what persons do to attempt to purify themselves – quickly, pray, kneel, stroll, self-flagellate, hibernate, isolate. But sadly, they learn that human efforts are not the pathway to purity simply because they hold undertaking what Zig Ziglar calls “stinkin‘ thinkin‘.” Prior to we can hope to have a life of purity, we need to have a clean believed life.
God operates from the inside out. He knows you can not purify the water by painting the pump.
When was the final time you memorized a verse of Scripture? It is less complicated to keep away from “stinkin’ thinkin’” when your thoughts is focused on the Word of God.
This is a fantastic time to memorize yesterday’s passage, Psalm 51:10-13:
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a correct spirit inside me. Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation and uphold me with Thy cost-free Spirit. Then will I teach transgressors Thy techniques, and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.”
Commence operating on memorizing this passage currently.
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